Violeta is described by Anagrama, the design studio behind its new brand identity and packaging treatment, as an Argentinian bakery, named after its founder, that creates hand-crafted breads, cakes and pastries from its location in the Buenos Aires district of Las Lomas de San Isidro. Following more than 30 years of business and in lieu of a plan to begin franchising in the US, the bakery commissioned Anagrama to develop a new visual identity which included logotype, packaging and stationery design.
Utilising a distinctive, slightly awkward retrospective and generously spaced custom sans-serif logotype alongside Futura Heavy, a striped pattern detail, shield, limited colour palette, stickers and gold foil print finish, Anagrama’s approach effectively balances an everyday accessibility with a high-quality, sophistication and heritage in a visually concise way. The project included business cards, packaging and menu design.
Fort Standard is a New York based industrial design studio using long-lasting natural materials and traditional production methods in an innovative way to produce products, lighting and furniture with a simplicity, high functionality and an attention to detail. As the studio explain online, their ability to act as both designers and manufacturers not only informs their process, but yields smarter products that exemplify an understanding of materials and the balance between form and function. Built around a custom logotype, geometric logo, contrasting type and a multi-pass screen printed business card and letterhead, Fort Standard’s new brand identity, created by Studio Lin, manages to distill and reflect their philosophy through shape, material and process with few assets.
Bedow worked with Essem Design, a Swedish manufacturer of ‘artisanal hallway interiors’ to develop a new brand identity treatment. This included logotype, advert, catalogue, product sheet and stationery design based around “Hej—Hej då”, hello and goodbye in Swedish, a reference, Bedow explain, to the most common phrase used in the hallway.